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Distance

9.4 mi

Elevation gain

2,828 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

2,828 ft

Max elevation

2,671 ft

Trailrank

53 5

Min elevation

480 ft

Trail type

Loop

Moving time

5 hours 22 minutes

Time

9 hours 15 minutes

Coordinates

3187

Uploaded

January 20, 2021

Recorded

January 2021
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2,671 ft
480 ft
9.4 mi

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near Al Mazlūq, Musandam (Sultanate of Oman)

A less known but well laid trail in Jebel Jais area that leads you through man made staircases and sandy path towards ancient Hebs Village.
You can either hike up the stairs for 2 km to the first mountain settlement and come back same way-short option.

Or you can continue following the trail higher up the mountains until Hebs village which will be 15km in total.

It is a moderate level hike with nice elevation gain, steep at first and then gradual stroll through the mountain path, and very easy to follow. Amazing mountain views all the way, plateus and valley like in the movie scene.

Make sure to read my detailed blog post about this hidden gem trail by clicking the link below or entering this URL
Www.theroadreel.com/best-uae-hiking-trails-hebs-village

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Parking

Parking

Parking
Waypoint

1 WP-start of the stairs

You will approach staircases almost immedially. And you can locate them from from at the parking spot
Waypoint

2 WP- staircase split

Left side is steeper but shorter, right side longer but more gradual
Waypoint

3 WP-Left turn

Continue up the staira to the left
Panorama

Panorama

Valley after the first staircases
Waypoint

4 WP-trail to the left

Continue following the trail to your left
Waypoint

5 WP-Left turn

Turn
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6 WP- tree

Tree
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7 WP-beginning of the second staircases

Second part of the stairs that will bring you to the first settlement.
Photo

PHOTO- 1st mountain house

It took around 40-45 minutes to get to this point without stopping
Waypoint

8 WP- continue on the trail behind this house

To the left side
Panorama

Panorama

Views
Panorama

Panorama

More views from the trail
Panorama

Panorama at the top of the mountain

700 meter elevation
Waypoint

9 WP

Continue following mountain trail
Waypoint

10 WP- 2nd mountain house

Go around the house from the left side
Photo

Photo

Just some hill along the way
Waypoint

11 WP-never ending trail

It will feel like trail never ends
Summit

Summit at Hebs Village

Your ultimate destination
Photo

Photo-on the way back

Follow se trail on the way back

13 comments

  • Sabas Sabas Jan 21, 2021

    wow this so helpful. do u have a pin of the parking that I can use for my waze map? thank you very much for this. me and my girl are planning to trek this trail by mid of feb but we dont know how to go to the parking area of this trail. we will be coming from Dubai

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    Ausra Osi Jan 21, 2021

    Hey Sabas, please check my blog post about this hike at https://www.theroadreel.com/best-uae-hiking-trails-hebs-village/
    I have explained how to get to the starting point there, including the coordinates :) Have fun!

  • Photo of Muhasin Pallikkal

    Muhasin Pallikkal Jan 22, 2021

    Bucket list 🥰

  • Photo of Meer Waheeth

    Meer Waheeth Jan 23, 2021

    Hi ausra, you went alone or went with a group

  • Photo of Meer Waheeth

    Meer Waheeth Jan 23, 2021

    Will we have mobile network throughout the trail?

  • Photo of Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi Jan 24, 2021

    Hi Meer, it was two of us. Mobile network is on and off, sometimes it would think its Oman :)

  • Richard Smith 6 Feb 20, 2021

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    Fantastic hike, thank you for all the information!

  • Photo of Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi Feb 20, 2021

    Hey Richard, im glad you enjoyed it:)

  • Photo of LT kalninėtojai

    LT kalninėtojai Feb 22, 2021

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    Very nice hike! Although it was difficult to find the entrance/turn to the beginning of the trail from the asphalt road. They still building the road and it's not easy to find the right path. I would suggest to mark on Google maps the parking/beginning and according it try to navigate there. Important thing - you need to keep the small wadi on your right side. Basically the path lies in the middle of the valley. Do not go on the big higher plane, keep it on your left, you'll see water tank and continue until the yellow autonomous border observation device, parking is behind it.

  • Photo of Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi Feb 22, 2021

    Sveiki, aciu uz visus komentarus ir dziaugiuosi, kad patiko :)

    Thank you for your comments and notes. Yes, it is indeed a little tricky to find the entrance to the road that leads to the starting point of the hike. I have added Google Maps indication with the route drawing on my blog post as well as other details to explain how to get to the starting point of the hike (link above in the description).

  • evareinerova Mar 30, 2021

    I loved the trail. Thank you. We've strugle to find the road to trail at the end. Trail was really nice when we have found it. We went this weekend (end of march). Started at 3 pm, went to herbs village after 6 pm. Camped, and went back early morning. It was warm, didn't need sleeping bags. But used tent due to little scorpions. At this time (end of march), it is more for advanced fitness level due to need to carry larger amount of water, and risk of heat stroke.

  • evareinerova Mar 30, 2021

    But for us, great trail. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • evareinerova Mar 30, 2021

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Technically easy, but need very good fitness level.

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